Burgundy Wool Shawls
By Mary Mark
I travel to Central Asia and am steeped in the history of the Jamawar, the exquisite wool and silk shawl. It is so much more than an accessory to me. It connects me with the heart and hands of beautiful people who have made and worn them for centuries. I wear them everywhere. It can be as warm as a coat and as beautiful as a poem. It is my compromise to show respect and cover my head when necessary. I think about the sheep being raised and sheared, the formulas and process for the rich dyes, the thoughts and time spent looming, and the intent of the designs. Thank you for this gift of yourself and your world.
Absolutely beautiful and expertly made! I would recommend this to anyone wanting an elegant addition to their wardrobe.
"My father has been in the field of Kashmiri shawls since he graduated. But I think my association with this art goes back to very long ago when I was a child. My grandmother use to weave shawls…."